Ah Candyland Breaks Maiden, Sets Top Mark in Alex Picov Memorial Futurity Trials
Ah Candyland (inside) battles Had To Be Relentless to the fastest qualifying time for the Alex Picov Memorial Futurity Monday at Ajax Downs.

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Ah Candyland Breaks Maiden, Sets Top Mark in Alex Picov Memorial Futurity Trials

AJAX, ONT—SEPTEMBER 14, 2020—Ah Candyland, a daughter of champion and a leading first-crop sire, Jess Good Candy, broke her maiden in her second start at Ajax Downs today while posting the fastest qualifying time for the Alex Picov Memorial Futurity.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, from two trial races contested, will return to Ajax Downs on Monday, October 5th to vie for the winner's share of a $100,000(CAN)-added purse in the 400 yard premier Ontario 2-year-old race.

Under jockey Ed Walton, Ah Candyland held off Had To Be Relentless by a head to get the fastest time of :20.505 seconds, into a 15 mph headwind. In her maiden debut on September 2nd, the chestnut filly was second best to fellow qualifier Ec Jets Favorite.

Michelle Woodley conditions Ah Candyland for owner Richard Wincikaby. Aaron Harvey bred the filly in Oklahoma from the Special Leader mare Special Wave. Wincikaby purchased the filly for $25,000 at the 2019 Heritage Place Fall Mixed Sale.

Streakinlilwagon, under jockey Helen Vanek, posted the third fastest time to the Alex Picov Memorial Futurity.
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Coming off a third-place finish in the August 26th Ontario Bred Futurity, runner-up Had To Be Relentless held on for the second fastest clocking of :20.519 seconds. Winless in four starts this year, the son of leading second-crop sire Hes Relentless races for owner-breeders Carol and Jaime Robertson.

Bryn Robertson saddled the bay gelding out of Had To Be Fandango by Hadtobenuts. Tony Phillips was riding.

Streakinlilwagon got her third consecutive win in the opening trial to get the third fastest time of :20.631 seconds. Under jockey Helen Vanek the daughter of multiple stakes sire Fast Prize Jordan defeated Ontario Bred Futurity winner Twixt Of Fate by half-a-length.

Jason Pascoe trains the Oklahoma-bred filly for owner-breeder GFR Equine Services. Out of La Jollas Fortune by Streakin La Jolla, the bay filly broke her maiden at Ajax July 1st then returned to win an allowance on August 12th.

For the complete list of Alex Picov Memorial Futurity qualifiers, their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.

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